Performances, workshops, tours, digital learning and experiences
High School program
In 2023 we bring you a curated range of performances, workshops, tours and experiences to both activate the curriculum in imaginative ways, and to provide high quality arts experiences to develop our young people’s capacity to connect with their peers through the power of creativity.
- Program brochure
Schools Workshop | Stages 2 - 5 | Weave with Ngumpie Weaving artist Tegan Murdock to learn about traditional Aboriginal practices of purposeful and sustainable making.
Schools Performance | Stages 3 - 5 | Set against the backdrop of the Australian Goldrush of 1857, mixing historical fact and narrative fiction, Yong takes us on a coming-of-age journey of a young Chinese boy across land and sea, from China to the goldfields of Australia.
Schools Workshop | Stages 3 - 4 | Students in years 5 - 9 will learn about architecture, perspective, geometry and Jorn Utzon and Ove Arup’s Spherical Solution to gain an understanding of the mechanics, engineering and sheer creativity involved in constructing the iconic Sydney Opera House.
Dance Performance | Stages 4 - 6 | From the incomparable storytellers of Bangarra Dance Theatre comes a major new work. Frances Rings’ first work as Artistic Director is a ceremonial affirmation of history and heritage. Yuldea awakens the earth and sky worlds to tell the story of the Aṉangu people of the Great Victorian Desert.
Schools Performance | Stages 3 - 4 | Inspire your students with courageous circus acts for, and by young people.
Musical Theatre | Stages 5 - 6 | Students are invited to attend the deliciously dark tale of Sweeney Todd. A gruesome story of a man who is living life by the razor’s edge.
FANGIRLS How to Write a Musical!
Performance Making Workshop | Stages 5 - 6 | Learn how to write a musical without playing a musical instrument with the creator, writer, composer, and lyricist of Fangirls, Yve Blake.
Dance Rites - Storytelling and Songlines
Professional Development | Join us for a new collection of teacher and senior dance student masterclasses in dialogue with Sydney Opera House’s Dance Rites Festival.
Come join the Circus! When the orchestra hasn't shown up and the audience is waiting, call the Flying Fruit Fly Circus! Witness the incredible talents of these young performers in this all-clowning musical variety show.
iran: woman, life, freedom
Iranian-Australian women give an inside look at the woman-led revolution in Iran, the power of protest, and how Australians can be allies at this incredible moment in history.
Digital for schools: Nearly 80% of autistic women are mis- or un-diagnosed - but every day we're learning more about this disability. Join our panelists to hear what it's actually like to be autistic.
Drama Life Skills
Accessible Workshop | All Ages | Using drama making techniques, students explore ways to manage new experiences and situations.
Digital Talk with Anh Do
Digital Talk | Stages 1 - 4 | Join us for this interview with Anh Do, author of some of your favourite titles like WeirDo and Little Refugee. Our host speaks to Anh about his creativity and inspirations for his work, his career, his popular and new titles and answers questions sent in from students.
Digital Schools Talk with Jordan Gould and Richard Pritchard
Digital Talk | Stage 3 | Discussing topics of First Nations, Creativity, Indigenous Languages, Autism and Creativity, join us as we speak with authors Jordan Gould and Richard Pritchard about their entertaining and educational series, Wylah: The Koorie Warrior
Lu Yang: DOKU, The Binary World
Digital Performance | Stages 4 - 6 | Combining creativity, technology, dance, gaming and storytelling, students experience the future of technology and art through genderless avatars inspired by anime, video games and Buddhist philosophy.
JackBuzza and Phos
Digital Schools Talk | Stage 3 | Meet Gamers and Youtubers Jackbuzza and Phos this Science Week as we explore the integral skills of collaboration, teamwork and critical thinking through the lens of gaming.
Infusion, No Movement, No Sound
Digital Performance | Stage 3 | Celebrating African, Indian and Australian rhythms with a global collective of contemporary and traditional dance and music.
Making a Music Video with Motion Capture
Interactive Digital Workshop | Stages 2 - 3 | Fusing technology & movement, students will develop their visual storytelling skills and collaborate with a live artist to create a movement-based animation.
The Opera House’s Teacher Resources provide inspirational activities to watch, listen and read for students in the classroom or learning at home. Teachers should adapt these resources to suit the student age, stage and the lesson outcomes desired.
Creative Leadership in Learning
The Creative Leadership in Learning Program is an immersive, and deep way to engage your school community with Sydney Opera House.
Take your students on a walking journey to learn about how Australia and a man from Denmark, Jørn Utzon, created a sculpture on Sydney Harbour that changed the course of twentieth-century architecture and the city of Sydney as we know it.
Plan your visit
Information on getting here, supporting your excursion and planning your visit for teachers and students visiting the Opera House.
Get in touch
Got questions? Contact us with any enquiries about our education programs for schools via phone or email.
P +61 2 9250 770